Crown and Ngati Toa sign settlement deed
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 2:11p.m.
The Government and Ngati Toa Rangatira have signed a $70.6 million deed of settlement that includes a right of attribution to the Ka Mate haka.
Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson says it will settle all the iwi's outstanding Treaty of Waitangi claims.
Ngati Toa will also be vested with 189ha of Kapiti Island and will be given a role in its management.
The Department of Conservation will continue to be responsible for Kapiti Island, which is a bird sanctuary, and public access restrictions to protect it will be maintained.
Legislation will be introduced giving the iwi right of attribution to the Ka Mate haka, which the All Blacks use.
It will require the composer, chief Te Rauparaha, to be recognised in certain circumstances.
"The actions of the crown, that include political and military action against senior Ngati Toa chiefs, ultimately left Ngati Toa virtually landless and without resources in both the North and South islands," Mr Finlayson said.
"We can never fully compensate for the wrongs of the past but this settlement enables Ngati Toa to build a stronger future."
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4/04/2013 11:17:34 a.m.
Barb Ward wrote:
Heartily sick of Government singling Maori out for handouts,they are a minority group and can live here the way the rest of us have to.It is nonsense to think we owe them when all this treaty business was signed by people who are long gone.We will never have a united NZ while Maori think they own it!
16/12/2012 10:28:45 p.m.
Jane take a deep breath. Aotearoa was stolen. Well documented. Apologies from head of state, queen Elizaberth and lower NZ reps of her monarch establishment. You need to fill the air between you ears with facts otherwise you promote yourself to be a loser like many of our kind, the palangi race hehehe ... don't get upset, it's just a standard observation when reading redneck slanted comments.
15/12/2012 12:31:36 p.m.
Re Wild Wahwah....Iwi werent 'robbed'.They signed , they agreed and life is and probably was a lot better than they could of done themselves. These payouts have always been bad for NZ..They are undeserved and are creating a NZ where soon it will be very rare for Maori and non Maori NZrs to be in the same room without hate for the way Maori and their greed is changing our society.
11/12/2012 6:24:12 p.m.
Wah wah wahhhh
if its ok for One $billion dollar bailout of yuppee investors in the failed finance company fiasco - then how can giving an iwi ONE PERCENT of what they were robbed of be suddenly bad for NZ get your blinkers off..
8/12/2012 3:58:50 p.m.
Just Me wrote:
How many in the lower realms of the Ngati Toa will see any of this '$70.6million'? I am so certain those in the lower rung of this Iwi tribal ladder will never, ever see any of that money.The money will go to the top and stay at the top.
Still National has ONLY just under 23 months left of being in government.They are,again,in the process of vote buying.They need the support of naive and greedy Iwi(with the support of a weak Maori Party)to retain being in governemnt.
Right now there is all "good news" being leaked into the media.This is just a typical political ploy at this time of the year i.e just before Christmas.
7/12/2012 4:54:13 p.m.
we are still not out of a recession yet this gov't borrows millions each week and pays out maori settlements when we haven't the money. the interest for years to come will make these settlements a noose around our grandkids necks . a time and place for everything and this is a bad time. I hope maori will not be lining up for welfare as well. angela
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